Tracks and Topics
How Will COVID-19 Affect
|Standardization & Mass Customization|
How to combine the efficiency of offsite manufacturing without sacrificing design freedom
Timber as a sustainable building material
How can wood reduce environmental degradationHow carbon offset can be monetized?
|The Case for Mass Timber Construction|
What are the sweet spots for mass timber construction? What structure types? What range of story heights?
|Integrating the Supply Chain|
Integration of design, procurement, offsite fabrication, delivery and site assembly
|Building Codes & Fire Safety|
Impact of new tall wood ICC and BC codes. Code acceptance of light frame offsite construction. Fire safety: how to mitigate the impact of fire on life, safety & property
|The Case for Modular Construction|
The relative economics of volumetric modular in light timber-frame, steel construction, or CLT shells. What does speed mean to the developer?
|Mechanization & Automation|
How does cutting-edge manufacturing technology drive or enable offsite construction? Where and when should it be employed? Are you getting a reasonable return on your investment?
|Addressing Challenges in Mass Timber Design & Construction|
The importance of getting in early; How to design a mass timber building that maximizes yield in the factory; Strategies to address code challenges
|The Case for Panelized Construction|
In what situations do panelized solutions make more sense than modular?
|Generative Design & Offsite Construction|
What will be the impact of generative design on the built environment? Will generative design level the playing field with steel and concrete?
|Financing Offsite Construction|
The hurdles that early adopters face in finding institutional sources of capital to finance their projects.